Alfa Romeo SZ Coupe
The SZ is primarily a signal that Alfa Romeo is back in business as serious maker of serious cars although the Zagato body puts one in mind of the F1 team owner whose response to a new car was to ask his designer 'What were you smoking when you designed that?'
Apart from the two-seat fibreglass body, which forms part of the unitary construction, most of the car comes from the Alfa Romeo parts bin the engine is a 206bhp version of the 3-litre dohc V6 from the Alfa 164 while floor pan, five-speed transaxle, and suspension come from the Alfa 75, with lower front wishbones, coil springs and transverse links, and a de Dion rear axle on coil springs and trailing arms. Alfa Romeo claims a top speed of 152mph/243kmh (0-62mph in seven seconds).
When arese went crazy
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car January 2012|
|When arese went crazy - Alfa's shock-and-flaw responses to potential anodyne anonymity led to its Montreal and SZ. Richard Heseltine falls for this madcap paid.|